Whoa. I got news of the latest DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter and my mind was blown when I read just a few of the specs. DJI is clearly miles ahead when it comes to offering advanced features for consumers looking to jump into aerial filming / photography.
* Capture 4K Video and 12MP Stills
* 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizes Camera
* Up to 1.2 Mile Radio Range
* GPS-Based Stabilization System
* Optical Flow Sensor for Indoor Flying
* Works with DJI Lightbridge Ground System
* Live 720p HD Monitoring with Lightbridge
* Retractable Carbon Fiber Arms
* Unobstructed 360° Shooting
* Dual Transmitter Operation Supported
Obviously I have no hands on experience with this thing of beauty so i'll let you just read the following announcement information.
DJI Inspire 1
The Inspire 1 is brand new quadcopter capable of capturing 4K video and transmitting in a HD video signal to multiple devices straight out of the box. With its transforming design, 4K camera integrated with enhanced version of Lightbridge HD downlink, DJI’s most advanced technology comes together in the Inspire 1, create an easy to use, all-in-one flying platform that empowers you to create the unforgettable.
Advanced, Ready-to-Fly DesignImagine holding the future in your hands. Designed to be powerful while lightweight, flexible while providing the stability you need, the Inspire 1 is DJI’s most advanced
Aerodynamic, Transforming Design
Carbon fiber arms give you the strength to maneuver in the air, and they transform, moving out of the camera’s way at the flick of a switch. So you now have a full 360⁰ unobstructed view, allowing you to capture shots independent of the direction you are flying.Every part, every component of the Inspire 1 was engineered to be durable and lightweight. The body’s aerodynamic design cuts through the sky and further enhances your control over the aircraft. This ensures long flight times and a long flight life.
New 4K Camera and Gimbal System
Get crystal clear images with DJI’s most advanced camera to date. The Inspire 1 shoots 4K video at 24-30 fps, or 1080p at 24-60fps, and captures photographs at up to 12 megapixels. The 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor brings out the best of whatever you’re shooting, and the 94⁰ wide-angle FOV lens allows you to compose your shots perfectly.Holding your camera, DJI’s years of expertise in camera stabilization has been poured into the Inspire 1’s 360⁰, 3-axis rotating gimbal. This ensures your photos and video are clear and stable in almost any filming environment, even when performing daring maneuvers or flying in less-than-ideal conditions.
Live HD View
A real-time feed from your Inspire 1’s camera is displayed in 720p HD on your mobile device, giving you a perfect view of what the camera sees to setup your shots.This is made possible by the revolutionary DJI Lightbridge system, which can transmit video from up to 2km away.
Powerful Remote Controller
Take absolute control of your Inspire 1 in the air with DJI’s most sophisticated remote controller to date. Featuring dedicated buttons for photo and video capture, a gimbal
control dial, an integrated rechargeable battery and more, it’s easy and intuitive to fly.For an even greater level of precision, use a second remote controller and fly with a friend. With two people controlling the same Inspire 1, one person pilots the flight path while the other aims the gimbal and camera. Each user can have their own screen to see exactly what is being shot in real-time. By working in tandem, you’re capturing shots that are more complex shots and artistic than ever before.
Modular Gimbal and Camera
Inspire 1’s gimbal and camera can be removed from the aircraft for safe transport and future upgrades.
Fly Indoors and Without GPS
Indoor flight has always been a true test of skill for
all levels of pilots. DJI’s new Optical Flow technology uses a specially designed camera as well as sonic waves to bring simplicity to flying indoors. This technology allows the Inspire to hold its location, stop when the controls are released, and respond to your commands even when GPS is unavailable.
Smart Power Management System
A fully integrated smart battery powers your Inspire 1 and virtually manages itself. When in flight, your remaining battery power is shown live, letting you know how long you can continue to fly. Advanced algorithms calculate the distance of your aircraft and estimated time to return home, letting you know when it’s time to come back.The battery tracks the voltage of each cell, the total lifetime charges and discharges, and the overall health and battery status. All this helps you keep your Inspire 1 in the air and flying for years to come.
Download the free mobile app to your phone or tablet, and you’ll see what your Inspire 1 sees while taking control of its camera and flight settings.Everything from manual camera controls to flight telemetry and even auto takeoff and landing are just a tap away, with more functions and updates coming soon.
DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter 4K Video via B&HPhoto
DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter 4K Video via Adorama
[Is it me or does it look like they added Props to the head of a Battle Droid?..]